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Imperial War Museum Pics

Postby action-figure-supplies » 12 Jun 2016 15:19

Had a couple of hours in the Imperial War Museum London in the week, here's a few pics I took.
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Re: Imperial War Museum Pics

Postby The Baron » 12 Jun 2016 15:32

Cracking stuff!
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Re: Imperial War Museum Pics

Postby action-figure-supplies » 12 Jun 2016 16:02

Thanks, would've taken a few more but there were a few exhibits where pictures weren't allowed, especially in the holocaust exhibition (for obvious reasons).
They had an SS uniform in the holocaust exhibition and it gave off a really eerie scary feeling. The Nazi uniform designers really knew what they were doing.
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Re: Imperial War Museum Pics

Postby paul463 » 12 Jun 2016 18:42

The German uniforms were designed by top designers that were designing stuff until they recently snuffed it, can't remember their names though......
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Re: Imperial War Museum Pics

Postby Thundershot » 12 Jun 2016 20:08

Great pictures there, the museums been recently re-vamped hasn't it?
I remember seeing a few bits, from I.W.M London, dotted around Duxford a year or so ago
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Re: Imperial War Museum Pics

Postby paul463 » 12 Jun 2016 20:47

Aye and Armani as well I think????
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Re: Imperial War Museum Pics

Postby ODB » 12 Jun 2016 23:00

I'm not a fan of what they have done to the museum if I am honest. Gone is the light airy foyer, where people could circulate round the larger exhibits and access the rest of the museum. Replaced by a dark, narrow obstructive layout where the exhibits are shoved into corners and hidden behind pillars. The access for the galleries is also terrible with this new layout causing serious bottlenecks.

Without wanting to sound like an old fart, the previous version was better, if they wanted to update it there were far better options the new incarnation is a massive step backwards.
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Re: Imperial War Museum Pics

Postby Chopper » 13 Jun 2016 01:33

Neat pics, I'll put that on the list with the Aussie War Memorial and MOTAT. :-)
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Re: Imperial War Museum Pics

Postby paul463 » 13 Jun 2016 06:59

I would also add the RAF museums at Hendon and cosford to the list too.
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Re: Imperial War Museum Pics

Postby Chopper » 13 Jun 2016 10:41

Apparently there is a Harrier in NZ, flown by a Kiwi pilot during the Falklands. Hell, its in Ashburton. I'll be there next week, unfortunately a couple of hours south.

So many good places to visit.....
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